Choosing the best baby gift is not always easy, especially if you want to find something unique. The ideal item will be meaningful and/or functional, which is why it’s important to put some thought into the search. The following tips will help you find a present new parents will absolutely adore!
Baby Gift Buying Tip 1: Consult the Registry Before You Buy a Baby Gift
This may seem obvious, but it’s important to stress that gift buyers should start with the registry if one is provided. New parents know what items they need the most, so this is the best way to discover something you know they will use. This is a good starting point if you are going the functional route or want to make sure your gift matches the nursery.
Baby Gift Buying Tip 2: Buy Based on Gender or Go Gender Neutral
If you are able, ask the new parents if they know the gender of their unborn child. Many couples want to know what they are having, which can help you buy for the right gender. Other parents prefer to be surprised, which means you are on your own. If you aren’t sure if it’s going to be a powder pink or baby blue shower, then go with something gender-neutral like green, yellow or white.
Baby Gift Buying Tip 3: Consider Buying Baby Clothes in a Range of Sizes
Little babies grow up fast. That newborn may not fit into his or her first garments after two or three months. Consider purchasing newborn sizes as well as an item or two that’s a size up. This will help new parents transition while their little one develops during the first year. Also keep in mind the season. If it’s going to be cooler in a month or two, then buy the larger garments with longer sleeves and pant legs.
Baby Gift Buying Tip 4: When in Doubt, Go with an Assortment of Gifts!
If you’re having trouble choosing a baby gift, a hamper may be a good choice. You can put one together with an assortment of basic necessities and some fun toys or buy a pre-made gift hamper. This will give new parents a variety of items to use and offers a generous presentation that looks great!
Baby Gift Buying Tip 5: Look for a Gift with Personal Significance
If you know the new parents well, look for gifts based on their interests. For example, if the family loves the outdoors then look for clothing with plants, animals or designs that are outdoorsy. If the family loves the beach, then look for cute crabs, fish, whales and seashell prints.
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